January 23, 2018 Catholic Church Backing Unions in Janus Case

WASHINGTON, DC — In an amicus brief recently filed by U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Church has sided with the union. Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees could have long-term negative consequences for municipal unions across the country and support from religious organizations is greatly appreciated. U.S. Roman Catholic bishops...

January 23, 2018 Problems Continue Managing Prisons

Albany, NY – The state agency in charge of the oversight and inspection of 561 state and local correctional facilities and jails across New York is not tracking or analyzing incidents according to an audit released  by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Auditors also found the State Commission of Correction is  not routinely inspecting the state’s 54 prisons.

January 23, 2018 Union Membership Gains Even in the South

Washington DC – Organized labor still provides the best way for workers to get ahead. While New York continues to have the highest percentage of workers in unions, at 23.8 percent union membership increased even in the South.

January 22, 2018 By the Sweat of Their Brows…

In 2017, Sweat won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Playwright Lynn Nottage based her play on interviews with steelworkers in Reading, Pennsylvania, conducted in 2011, at a time when the U.S. Census Bureau officially ranked Reading as one of the poorest cities in America.  Nottage cast her factory worker characters against a background of job...

January 22, 2018 LaborPress Is Unionized! Listen Here!

LaborPress is unionized! OPEIU VP Michael Goodwin joins us to talk about union membership; WNYLaborToday’s Tom Campbell; Union Members Radio’s Dr. Marick Masters: UCOMMBlog’s Kris LaGrange; and The Labor Network’s Mark Harrison join us to talk about the importance of having independent journalists cover labor news. LaborPress’ “Blue Collar Buzz” airs every Sunday night on...

January 22, 2018 Remembering Paul Booth

AFSCME and the labor movement lost one of its giants last night, with the passing of Paul Booth at the age of 74. He was affiliated with AFSCME for more than four decades, serving in a number of different capacities.

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